Beyond Zero Energy in European Homes

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Beyond Zero Energy in European Homes

Where is energy efficiency in buildings headed in Europe? Key trends in Germany, Europe's leading construction market, provide useful insight.

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Market Changes

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September 11, 2006

Energy Star homes in Phoenix save energy, but there is still room for improvement. [continue reading]

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Brainy Membrane

Author: Marc Zuluaga
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July 01, 2006

A vapor retarder that changes permeability with changing relative humidity provides added protection against moisture problems in exterior walls. [continue reading]

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Home Performance with Energy Star Comes to Oregon

Author: Linda Russo
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July 01, 2006

        Oregon has recently joined the ranks of states supplying the valuable Home Performance with Energy Star home energy service. Sponsored by EPA, Home Performance with Energy Star was launched ... [continue reading]

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Twelve Reasons Why the Green Home Market Is Ready to Surge

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July 01, 2006

        If you need convincing about the marketability of green building, author Jerry Yudelson offers up a dozen reasons why green is the way to go.      &... [continue reading]

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New Insurance Benefit for RESNET Members

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July 01, 2006

        In today’s litigious society, it is vital that home energy raters and home inspectors have adequate insurance coverage. Not having proper coverage can put a business at ... [continue reading]

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Common Energy Myths

Author: Evan Mills
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June 19, 2006

Following is a list of common myths about energy and energy savings. Sometimes the basic premise of the myth may be correct, but the energy savings are much smaller than people realize. In other cases, the myth may be based on factors that were once true but that have been subsequently resolved through better design or manufacturing of products. In all cases, the bottom line is that you should always think critically when you hear a “tip” on how to save energy - and dig a little deeper to separate the myths from the facts. [continue reading]

Water Heaters Get an Efficiency Makeover Courtesy of DOE

Marianne DiMascio

Water Heaters Get an Efficiency Makeover Courtesy of DOE

From the rustic 1850s pump shower to the 1920s Humphrey automatic to today’s modern ...

Number of Certified Passive House Square Meters Reaches One Million Mark

Benjamin Wünsch

Number of Certified Passive House Square Meters Reaches One Million Mark

Building owners throughout the world are increasingly turning to the Passive House standard. This past autumn, the number of square ...

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